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is it recommended to give my 6 month old flouride drops? our water is not treated with flouride?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Flouride drops: Yes it is ok if your water supply is not treated with flouride.
Answered on Apr 27, 2012
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
Not needed: Fluoride is best topical, ingested is just okay but for a 6 month child not needed. Just use a small smear of fluoridated tooth paste 2x/day and they will be good. Then get them to their dentist at about 1 yr old which is the recommendation. Fluoride suplement should be used for high risk patients.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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Dr. Hoang Truong
14 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
It's controversial: However, the ada doesn't suggest that babies under 6 mos of age get Fluoride at all. Be very careful as over-fluoridating can be dangerous.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Maybe: Starting at 6 months, if the water Fluoride level is less than 0.3 ppm, Fluoride supplementation of .25 mg/day is recommended. It is important to test the water to be sure as many communities have naturally occurring Fluoride and it may be present despite the fact that it isn't being added to the water. Ada recommendation http://ebd.Ada.Org/contentdocs6327_fluoride_chairside_tool.Pdf.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014

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